Linear Gold Corp. Announces New Appointments

 NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY MARKETWIRE  FOR: Linear Gold Corp.  TSX SYMBOL:  LRR  December 10, 2007  Linear Gold Corp. Announces New Appointments  HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Linear Gold Corp.  (TSX:LRR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Howard Bird as  Vice-President of Exploration and Mr. Keith Abriel as Vice-President and Chief  Financial Officer, effective January 2008.  Howard Bird is a senior executive with diverse experience in the public mineral  resource sector, providing leadership and expertise to all aspects of  developing and growing a mining company. Mr. Bird is an internationally  experienced geologist experienced in a range of commodities, including gold,  base metals, platinum, and diamonds. He has directed programs in Canada, the  United States, Africa, South America and Australia for various companies  including Noranda Mining and Exploration Inc. and Corona Corporation. More  recently, he was responsible for the senior executive management and  development of SouthernEra Resources'/Diamonds' global mineral  projects and providing support for corporate and global operations. Howard Bird  holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from McMaster University and has over 18 years of  experience in the mineral sector.  Keith Abriel is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder who brings to  Linear over 12 years experience in financial management and reporting,  corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning and human resources in a broad  range of sectors, including the resource sector. Mr. Abriel joins Linear from  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has also worked with J.D. Irving, Limited and  UBS AG. Mr. Abriel has also been appointed as Vice-President and Chief  Financial Officer of Linear Metals Corporation.  Linear also announces the departures of Brian MacEachen and David Rowe as  Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Exploration,  respectively. Mr. MacEachen has been appointed the President and Chief  Operating Officer of Linear Metals Corporation, a Company spun-out from Linear  Gold in June 2006.  Linear Gold would like to thank Mr. MacEachen and Mr. Rowe for their  contribution to the Company and wish them continued success in the future.  Mr. Wade Dawe, Linear Gold's President and CEO, stated: "I am  delighted that Howard Bird and Keith Abriel have agreed to join the team at  Linear Gold. Howard's previous experience in Brazil and his vast  experience in establishing and leading international exploration programs will  be invaluable in leading the Company's growth strategy on it's  recently acquired Brazilian gold projects as well as the pursuit of new  opportunities. Keith is a welcome addition to Linear's executive team and  will ensure that Linear's financial reporting and management continue to  be well managed."  Linear Gold Corp. is actively exploring for gold and base metal deposits in  Mexico and Brazil, and also through joint ventures with Kinross Gold in Mexico  and Everton Resources in the Dominican Republic.  Wade K. Dawe, Chief Executive Officer  This news release contains "forward-looking statements". Such  forward-looking statements, especially those that address resource quantities,  grades, and contained metals, are generally made on the basis of estimation and  extrapolation from a limited number of drill holes and metallurgical studies.  Where the company expresses or implies an expectation as to future events or  results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and is believed  to have a reasonable basis for the statement. However, forward-looking  statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual  results to differ significantly from future results expressed or implied. These  risks include, but are not limited to, metal price volatility, political and  operational risks in the countries where we operate, and a degree of  uncertainty in connection with evaluating a deposit until the deposit has been  extensively drilled on closely spaced centres.  -30- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:  Linear Gold Corp. Wade K. Dawe President & Chief Executive Officer (902) 422-1421 Website:  The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the  adequacy or accuracy of this release.  INDUSTRY:  Manufacturing and Production - Mining and Metals  SUBJECT:  PER